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EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« on: April 14, 2019, 09:43:18 am »
Surely the world's only Nobel Laureate electronics hobbyist!
Dr Barry Marshall, winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Medicine visits the EEVblog lab to sniff some vintage gear and discuss his Nobel prize winning discovery and treatment for stomach ulcers.
Dr Marshall discovered that Helicobacter Pylori bacteria was responsible for stomach ulcers, and *not* stress!
Along with his love of vintage HP gear, early Intel processors and vintage Tek scopes!

12:50 Hobby background and S-100 and CPM computer history
13:50 Intel MCS-85 microcontroller
17:05 Nobel Prize money and taxes
19:48 Differences between Physiology and Medicine
21:00 Alfred Nobel
24:08 Bogus treatments for ulcers
25:10 The different Nobel prizes
26:00 Obama winning the Nobel peace prize
27:30 How is the Nobel prize judged?
30:35 Antibiotics
33:38 Why do people still die from stomach ulcers?
34:55 Finding out about winning the Nobel prize
39:50 Secrecy surrounding the nomination of the Nobel prize
42:41 Drinking bacteria

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Re: EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 10:35:05 am »
On the subject of electronic engineers getting migraines.

Seriously watch out for any old metal-can transistors that have white crystals growing on the metal can or a white powered around them!

I'm not 100% sure what it is, maybe a beryllium oxide or arsenic. 
But it will give you one HELL of a migraine very quickly if you get even a microscopic amount on your hands and then eat something.
And i'm sure a larger quantity than that (still pretty small) would be much more dangerous.
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Re: EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 11:15:19 am »
I like the directions he took ... was interested in electronics, but components tended to be out of the reach of mere hobbyists - so he took up Medicine in order to have the funds to support his electronics interest.

Pretty down to earth guy.  I hope we see more of him with Dave.
 
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Re: EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 05:27:21 pm »
http://barryjmarshall.blogspot.com/

last year he had it tough

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Re: EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 10:58:13 pm »
Gonna do the gas test, didn't know there were test besides swallowing the scope (or how do you call it in English :)).
 

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Re: EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 11:35:52 pm »
The technical term is gastroscopy.

"Swallowing the camera" will convey the same message.
 
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Re: EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 01:46:15 am »
I wasn't sure where this was going to go, but I really enjoyed it despite there being almost no electronics in it. I have a huge amount of respect for people who can explain very complex things in such a clear way to the man on the street. What a top guy!
 
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Re: EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 03:36:00 pm »
One of the best videos Dave has ever published - would love to see more general chit-chat with Dr Marshall.

My wife has a meeting with him in a week or two - will show her this video.
 
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Re: EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2019, 05:36:11 am »
Not much electronics content here but watching this video is time well spent.
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Re: EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 09:08:24 pm »
What a fun episode! And a funny one too. :D

I found this very informative and interesting. I remember this thing about ulcers being caused by bacteria being something that I heard/read briefly about years ago. It seemed like a novel thing which made it really interesting, as the casual relationship for the ulcers in the stomach seemed like such a grand discovery in modern time. :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 01:34:28 am »
Fun and interesting! Feynman cursed his Nobel price! :D  Barry Marshall takes it down to ground and de dramatize removing pomp and circumstance it as it should be. :-+  Btw, Volvos are not safe!
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Re: EEVblog #1201 - Nobel Laureate Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2019, 06:50:00 am »
What an amazingly nice guy!
I really enjoyed this video!
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